A Different Kind of Training at Fort Hood.


Uploaded by kxan on 05.12.2012

Transcript:
WITH THE IRAQ WAR OVER AND U.S
FORCES IN THE PROCESS OF
LEAVING AFGHANISTAN...THE
MILITARY IS BEGINNING TO
CHANGE HOW THEY TRAIN THEIR SOLDIERS.
SOLDIERS.SOLDIERS.
SOLDIERS.YOU MIGHT SAY THEY
ARE GOING BACK TO THEIR ROOTS,
FOCUSING MORE ON BASIC WAR
FIGHTING, LIKE THE GULF WAR IN
91'KXAN-CASEY JAMES WAS AT
FORT HOOD AS THE 3RD BRIGADE
COMBAT TEAM RE-FOCUSED THEIR
YOUNGER TROOPS MIND SET TO
THOSE PRIOR TO 9-11.
9-11.
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NATS..SINCE THE BEGINNING OF
HUMAN KIND, THERE HAVE BEEN
WARS......WARS THAT HAVE BEEN
FOUGHT IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.
IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN BROUGHT A
WHOLE NEW RANGE OF OBSTACLES
IN THE WAY OUR SOLDIERS FOUGHT.
13:47:59 WE HAVEN'T DONE WAR
FIGHTING IN IN A LOT OF YEARS
ITS ACTUALLY BEEN NEARLY A
DECADE.TALIBAN AND AL-QAEDA
FIGHTERS ENGAGED U.S ARMED
FORCES WITH ASYMMETRIC WARFARE.
THAT MEANS THE ENEMY WOULD
COME FROM MANY DIRECTIONS AND
IT WAS OFTEN UNCLEAR WHO THEY WRE...
WERE...TO FIGHT THIS WAY, U-S
SOLDIERS WOULD GO OUT ON A
MISSION, MAX 72 HOURS AND
RETURN TO THE SECURITY OF A
BASE, FOOD AND A WARM BED.BUT
THIS WEEKS TRAINING AT FORT
HOOD IS CHANGING ALL OF THAT.
THAT.
13:50:14 FOR THESE KIDS,
DECISIVE WAR FARE IS HARDER
BECAUSE THEY GREW UP IN THE
ASYMMETRIC WAR FARE ENVIRONMENT.
ENVIRONMENT.
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13:36:46 LIVE LESS
COMFORTABLE, WE HAVE TO DIG IN
FOX HOLES AND WE HAVE TO GET
AWAY FROM THE CREATURE
COMFORTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN USE
TO FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS.GOING
BACK TO OLD SCHOOL TRAINING OF
PUSHING SOLDIERS BODIES AND
MINDS....PREPARING THEM FOR
WHAT MINDS....PREPARING THEM
FOR WHAT COULD BE WEEKS OR
EVEN MONTHS ON THE BATTLEFIELD
IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS.13:42:00
SO I LOOK AT ALL OUR SOLDIERS
AS TACTICAL ATHLETES.SLEEP IS
A BIG PART OF THE TRAINING.
13:42:21 WE PUT SOLDIERS IN A
SLEEP DEPRIVED STATE IN ORDER
FOR THEM TO TRAIN THEIR MINDS,
TO THINK CLEARLY.14:16:56
WE'VE PRETTY MUCH BEEN GOING
TAKES A TOLL OF YOU, THE LACK
OF SLEEP YOU GET.MOST SOLDIERS
WHO JOINED AFTER 9-11 ONLY
KNOW ONE KIND OF
FIGHTING.....BUT US FORCES
HOPE WITH THEIR EXPERIENCE IN
IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN AND THE
RETRAINING OF BASIC GROUND
COMBAT ON THE
BATTLEFIELD.....THE UNITED
STATES MILITARY WILL REMIAN
THE BEST AND STRONGEST IN THE
WORLD.13:40:24 WE'LL HAVE THE
EXPERIENCE TO GO AND FIGHT A
COMBAT UNIFORMED FORCE AS WELL
AS DEAL THE LOCAL POPULATION
AND COUNTER INSURGENCY FIGHT.
14:17:50 THE MORE I TRAIN NOW,
THE EASIER IT WILL BE WHEN I
USE IT.TRYING TO STAY AHEAD OF
THE NEXT UNKNOWN OBSTACLE THAT
LIES AHEAD.CASEY JAMES KXAN
NEWS.
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